Saturday, October 9, 2010

Oven Fork Mercantile

Come and Set a Spell!

Nestled between Pine and Big Black Mountains, the two highest ranges in the state, Oven Fork was named for brick ovens placed on the banks of the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River.

In 1930, the place now known as the Mercantile was a grocery store and gas station. In 1945, one side of the room became the Oven Fork Post Office. It served the community as a post office until 1988. The old building became the Oven Fork Mercantile in 1991.

Practicing the old principles of business through trade (buying and selling), barter and consignment, the mercantile features local art, books, music, crafts, antiques and homemade candies. It is located on US119.

8494 U.S. 119S, Oven Fork, KY 40861
Phone: (606) 633-8909

For pictures from the Mercantile: Click Here.

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